National Drive Electric Week Event - Columbia
|Day:||Saturday, September 10, 2016 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the events page.|
|Time:||10:00AM - 2:00PM|
Whole Foods Market - Columbia
702 Cross Hill Road
Columbia, SC 29205
Seven car dealerships sponsored and six displayed cars (Chevy, Nissan, BMW, Porsche, Volvo, Mitsubishi and Ford).
A 20' x 30' tent hosted our non-profit groups (HS robotics team, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, local scholarship fund, Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition (main sponsor), Nationwide Insurance (sponsor), ChargePoint, Yes Solar (Sponsor).
Partnered with Whole Foods to hold the event in a large section of their parking lot. They provided the "Giving Grill": $5 lunch with all proceeds to our charities.
No speeches or formal discussions. Lots of education 1-1 with volunteers talking about their cars and ownership experience. Twenty EV owner's cars on display from 3 Tesla Model Xs to Mitsubishi I-MiEV.
photo by: Michael Criss
Craig Yarbrough shows how is key FOB and smart phone controls his Tesla Model X.
Part Car Show ... Science
Fair ... Tailgate Party, Columbia's Drive Electric Week Event
is FREE and open to the
public! Come join us and check out a variety of
and plug-in hybrids.
While you're here:
- Go for a dealer test drive
- Take a test ride with volunteer drivers
- Learn about local nonprofits
- Check out our event sponsors
- Gather info about EVs & local charging stations
- Kids learn about the science driving EVs
- Enjoy a delicious lunch offered by Whole Foods
through their Giving Grill: Whole Foods employees will be grilling food
with all proceeds going to our non-profit partners.
... All in one location at one time!
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|Made in South Carolina!||Drivetrain||Description
Excerpt from Proterra website:
cars vehicles for
Why Drive Electric?
Electric Cars on Earth and Mars: How They Stack Up By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer
Electric Vehicles to Explore Deep Space (Photo Gallery) By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer
Thanks to our partners. Without their help this event would not be possible
All sponsorship proceeds, above the actual cost of the event (i.e. Event banners, T-shirts, Event giveaways, Information packet supplies) will be donated to the following organizations:
Please help us spread the word via our Twitter account @sodacityelectrc and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/
Alan Buck, Jonathan Vaught and Phillip C. Washington
2016 City Co-Captains
There are currently 84 attendees registered.
Expected Plug-In Vehicles
|Tesla Model X||3|
|Audi A3 e-tron||1|
|Ford C-MAX Energi||1|
|Kia Soul EV||1|
|Tesla Model S||1|
Registered attendees report 146,450 electric miles driven.
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